A new production of the Prokofiev Ballet Romeo and Juliet opens next week at the New York City Ballet; and another, danced to the same music, continues in repertory at the American Ballet Theater. More are in the works for next season. In this edition of the Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers how a great English play inspired a great Russian score.
A recording of Prokofiev's ballet is available for purchase at Amazon.com
Learn more about the New York City Ballet's world premiere production of Romeo and Juliet and listen to a sample of the score